Hatfield Forest

Important notice -

Entry to our internal car parks is from 9am until 4pm daily. All parking spaces need advanced booking and can not be made on the day. Please visit the what's on area below for the latest information.

Ancient royal hunting forest

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Hatfield Forest

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

You will need to book your car parking space in advance of your arrival to Hatfield Forest National Nature Reserve. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday from 12 June and you will need to book your car parking space by 3pm the day before your visit. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed car parking at Hatfield Forest (14 Sept - 20 Sept)

Fri 18 Sep 2020
09:30-10:00
Book your timed car parking at Hatfield Forest.

Timed car parking at Hatfield Forest (21 Sept - 27 Sept)

Mon 21 Sep 2020
09:00-09:30
Book your timed car parking at Hatfield Forest.
Hatfield Forest

Things to see and do

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Eating and shopping

Bring some character to your garden with our range of garden decor, available on the online shop

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.

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Our work

We need your help

Our income has severely dropped because of the coronavirus crisis, with reduced visitor numbers and no special events this year. Our vital conservation has to continue. We are a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest so cannot afford to let our standards slip. Please help to preserve this very special place by making a donation to support this work.

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History

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Wildlife

Girl in field looking through binoculars

No. 44 watch a bird

Head over to the bird hide (by the side of the lake opposite the cafe) and see if you can spot some of our feathered residents.

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Learning

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